The Gift: A Family Holiday Story

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Sometimes, the best gifts are unexpected...

When workaholic Robert Chalmer's wife leaves to take care of her sick mother for two weeks, he is left with all the responsibility... including his seven-year-old daughter. With Christmas fast approaching, Robert must find a way to reconnect with what is most important in his life, or risk losing it forever. More
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About Rhonda Hopkins

Destiny. Courage. Heart.

Rhonda Hopkins is an award-winning author of mystery, paranormal, urban fantasy, young adult, and apocalyptic fiction. She lives in Texas on five acres with her family, two cats, a dog, cows, chickens, and the occasional wildlife.

She uses her previous experience as an investigator to create characters that are diverse and full of life. Her characters reach for their destiny with courage and heart, and a lot of roadblocks along the way.

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Reviews of The Gift: A Family Holiday Story by Rhonda Hopkins

Kelly Pfister reviewed on Jan. 14, 2021
(no rating)
Great short story. This was a fairly quick read and a great escape. I was new to this author and will be looking for more book as I enjoyed this one.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
I-gor reviewed on July 20, 2016

Wonderful story, as was said in other reviews, reminds us of what is important in life.Most enjoyable regardless of time of year. (And I did have to read it straight through too)
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Kristy K. James reviewed on July 11, 2016

Since I was tired and wanting to go to bed, all I intended to do was read a few pages and then spend some quality time with my pillow. However, I wound up reading it to the end. I think it took me about half an hour (didn't time it exactly). I love novelettes that are complete stories, and this one fit the bill.

Robert's wife needs to leave to take care of her mother, so workaholic Robert has to take care of their daughter, as well as Christmas shopping and decorating. He's reminded of what's important in life and that's pretty much all I'm going to tell you. Being short, saying more might spoil it. But if you love the holidays, feel good movies, music, and books, you'll probably enjoy this story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Seraphim Press reviewed on Dec. 18, 2014

Dad steps up to the plate! I read this short story as part of a winter-themed box set. As a mom myself, I always wonder what would happen if I ever 'ran away from home' and left my husband to take care of the holiday hassle, the gift-shopping and the kids. Mom gets even! Well, when Robert Chalmers wife gets called away a few weeks for Christmas to care for her sick mother, all of a sudden Robert has to deal with just that, along with his cute daughter Amanda, though I thought Robert handled it a lot better than -my- husband would and Amanda was a lot better behaved. MOSTLY better behaved...

At about 45 minutes to read, this story was just the right length to give me a nice little warm fuzzy feeling while waiting for my kids gymnastics lesson.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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